Plymouth retains title of the southern city with the highest concentration of manufacturing employment
Plymouth has, once again, maintained its title as the English southern city with the highest concentration of its workforce employed in manufacturing. At 12.4 per cent, it remains well ahead of its nearest rivals Portsmouth and Swindon (at 9.4% and 8.4% respectively).
Nationally, Plymouth ranks 12th English city behind top five: Burnley, Derby, Telford, Blackburn and Sunderland. (Statistics courtesy of the Centre for Cities – Cities Outlook 2021).